Turkish scientists have uncovered animal footprints imprinted in the ground as far back as 22-33 million years ago. The footprints likely belong to a member of the double-hoofed horse family, an expert said. The imprints are said to be unique in that no remains have been so far found from this family of animals in Turkey.
A woman known as a ‘healer’ in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus, and subsequently spread it during her healing rituals. This resulted in a quarantine of those who visited her neighborhood. The Kayseri Medical Chamber issued a statement warning residents to avoid the so-called “healer.”
186 workers building a prison in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir have been quarantined on its construction site, as five workers recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Although some workers handed in their resignations, they were not permitted to leave the site.
Only a few weeks ago I was on a gastronomy trip to the Central Anatolian provinces of Nevşehir and Kırşehir with a group of Lebanese food and travel writers and our excellent Turkish guide who curated everything. That trip now is seared in my mind as one of the last I might take for a very long time.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has hindered the import of Chinese sunflower seeds to the central Anatolian province of Kayseri. While stocks are used up and no imports are expected soon, vendors predict sunflower seed prices to increase up to double the current 20 Turkish Liras per kilo.